Profession quarry engineer
Quarry engineers analyse which extraction methods such as excavating, drilling and blasting are most suited to extract raw materials from the ground. They develop plans before a new quarry is opened, assessing if the quarry is profitable. Quarry engineers manage the everyday operations in a quarry, create and maintain progress reports, oversee the staff, ensure health and safety and assess the environmental impact a quarry has on its environment.
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- Mine safety legislation
The laws, regulations and codes of practice relevant to safety in mining operations.
- Mining engineering
Fields of engineering relevant to mining operations. Principles, techniques, procedures and equipment used in the extraction of minerals.
- Impact of geological factors on mining operations
Be aware of the impact of geological factors, such as faults and rock movements, on mining operations.
Solid earth, rock types, structures and the processes by which they are altered.
- Mechanical engineering
Discipline that applies principles of physics, engineering and materials science to design, analyse, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- Ensure compliance with safety legislation
Implement safety programmes to comply with national laws and legislation. Ensure that equipment and processes are compliant with safety regulations.
- Procure mechanical machinery
Procure adequate machinery. Research the market to find the best machinery, staying within budget limits, and negotiate the purchase. Maintain records.
- Advise on geology for mineral extraction
Provide advice of the impact of geological factors on the development of mineral production. Take into account factors such as cost, safety, and characteristics of deposits.
- Advise on mine production
Provide advice on the preparation of schedules and reports on mine production, facilities, systems and production processes and production rates to assess operational effectiveness.
- Prepare technical reports
Prepare technical reports that describe results and processes of scientific or technical research, or assess its progress. These reports help researchers to keep up to date with recent findings.
- Advise on mine development
Provide advice on the development and construction of mines, facilities, systems and production rates to assess operational effectiveness.
- Write technical reports
Compose technical customer reports understandable for people without technical background.
- Maintain records of mining operations
Maintain records of mine production and development performance, including performance of machinery.
- Carry out geological explorations
Perform exploration activities for mines and fields with the aim of analysing the properties of the area and finding ores.